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Friday 11th September 2015


...to your weekly news update, featuring articles from across Premier Education Group.

For more information on any of the articles featured below or for any general enquires, please email [email protected]

Introducing the enhanced parent newsletter...

We’re delighted to share with you the enhanced monthly parent newsletter, completely personalised for your customers including reference to their name, child’s name, whether the child has a birthday soon, their nearest holiday course and extracurricular course. We’ll even target your customers that haven’t booked over the last six months.

We already have an excellent response to this newsletter every month with a unique open rate of 26%, which is well above industry standards. With these future enhancements, we hope to increase this further.

We’ll continue to develop this newsletter over the coming months; in the meantime, we’d welcome any feedback you may have.

It doesn’t stop here; we’ll now set to work on a number of new sophisticated communications to your parent database meaning a more personalised approach for you and your paying customers. We’re excited to tell you more soon.

Did you know?

We’re developing a Hare & Tortoise mascot which will be available to hire for your Inspire to Engage holiday activities. The mascots will enable you to interact with children and parents, getting them excited about your brand. What child would not want a photo with a cool Hare or giving a high-five to a sporty Tortoise? Designs coming soon...

10% off – order your Tag Rugby equipment and merchandise...

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off at Twickenham on the 18th September, we’re supporting you with an exclusive 10% off our wide range of Rugby equipment and merchandise.

Claim 10% off the following products –

  • Rugby balls
  • Medals
  • Trophies
  • Water-bottle
  • Boot bag
  • Wristbands
  • Premier Sport kit bags 

To qualify for the 10% discount, all you need to do is place an order for Tag Rugby literature (from as little as £36.25) to promote your courses and we’ll automatically send you the discount code.

So what are you waiting for? Place your order for literature and start celebrating the biggest sporting event we’ve seen since London 2012.

Order Literature World Cup Fixtures

Did you know?

We worked through the night along with our server provider, as part of the BMS down time on Monday/Tuesday. We’ve now been given reassurance from the provider that we shouldn’t experience any more problems as a result of the fixes and continued upgrades. If you spot any further issues with the BMS, please continue to log these via the Bug & Enhancements section under the BMS Resources tab.

We thank you for your patience!

Book now for the next Social Media course – limited places available...

With another 15 business owners set to launch their official Social Media accounts in the coming week, we’re now delighted to announce the next Social Media course as Tuesday 25 January 2016.

Due to the number of business owners we’ve had pre-register for January’s training, the remaining places are limited so we’d urge you to book now.

Following January’s training, we’ll have over 50% of the network using official Facebook and Twitter accounts, connecting with their local stakeholders daily.

Here’s 10 reasons why you have to be social!

The process Book Now

Did you know?

We’re still receiving lots of calls from parents about the forthcoming term, please ensure your course details are uploaded to the BMS ASAP.

Order your October Half-Term literature & merchandise

With children back to school it is now time to start organising and promoting your October Half-Term holiday courses. To help you, we have new and unique Halloween leaflets and merchandise available on the Irongate store.

Check out the new design here.

How to order your Bespoke Halloween Holiday Leaflets...

Click here to read more

Did you know?

Once your Activity Professional’s DBS number has been generated, you have 14 days to apply for the ‘Update Service’. The cost of this subscription is £13 per year. This negates the need to get multiple DBS checks for other governing bodies or authorities ie councils.

Did you know?

Frankie is working on an e-book series for you to gift to your schools in order to up sales and create an awareness of performing arts in your territory. Keep your eyes peeled for more info...

BMS TUTORIAL – How to add Administrator Privileges for your staff...

The Skills and Compliance team have created a number of ‘how to’ demo videos helping you navigate your way around the BMS.

As a Did You Know fact last week, we highlighted the first video demonstrating how you give your Activity Professionals access to the BMS.

This week, we’d like to direct you to the ‘Administrator Privileges’ video. This video instructs you how to give Act Pros access to areas within the BMS such as credit control, birthday party monitoring, certification monitoring and so on.

All of the tutorials can be found on the BMS Resources section under ‘BMS Training’.

Did you know?

We’ve already had business owners submit their 2014/15 year end accounts, which is great. If you haven’t done so, you have until November, so please speak to your accountant now and ensure a plan is in place to achieve this deadline.

Did you know?

The new Drama Story resources are now available to download and print via the BMS.

Premier Sport vs. Ninja Warrior UK – coming soon to ITV!

Premier Sport’s very own, Miranda Rickard is set to appear on the new series of ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, airing in 2016. From 17,000 applicants she was one of 250 contestants to make the final cut for the hit show, presented by Ben Sheppard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes.

Miranda, Premier Sport’s Area Coordinator in Plymouth is confident she can complete the gruelling obstacle course, pressing that red buzzer and become only the second female to reach the final round and crowned Nina Warrior.

The self acclaimed fitness fanatic loves all aspects of the physical challenge. She certainly has the minerals to complete the daunting assault course following her recent 1st place at a GoHARD event, 3rd place in a Kamikaze event and set to compete at the OCR UK championship in November, which is an independent national competition celebrating our home-grown British elite runners.

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DBS Update Service - check the status of Act Pro’s DBS applications within seconds...

Employers and other organisations can check an applicant’s DBS certificate status instantly online. The Update Service will also allow applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date via the website.

What do I do to carry out a Status Check? *Authorised verifiers can carry this out but must have the applicant’s permission first*

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Young Arts Ambassador 2015/16 - Are you spreading the word?

Premier Performing Arts Young Arts Ambassador scheme aims to create opportunities for young people between the ages of 12-17 with an interest in dance, drama and/or music. They will be given the opportunity to assist in organising events, performing, assisting in rehearsals and mentoring young people inside and outside of the school sector, amongst many other things.

Young people’s ideas and creativity are vital to the progression of Premier Performing Arts; the Young Arts Ambassador scheme gives those who are excited about sharing their experiences and opinions a platform to shape the arts within their region.

Benefits to you...

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Finance GoToMeeting meeting – come join us on Monday 28th September

Finance Director, Steve Girling is calling for all business owners to join him and his team for a GoToMeeting support session on Monday 28th September from 10-11am.

If you would like to focus on any particular finance question, please drop Steve an email so he add this to the agenda.

More details to follow soon.

Email Steve

Operational Business Development – Join Danny, 10am Monday

Monday’s ‘Operations Business Development’ GoToMeeting will continue as normal, starting at 10am sharp. If you want to add any points to the meeting agenda, please email these over to Operations Director, Danny Melling before Monday’s session.

Login details –

  1. To join the meeting, go to - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/250214829
  2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.
    Dial +44 (0) 20 3713 5010
    Access Code: 250-214-829
    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
    Meeting ID: 250-214-829

How do you motivate your staff? Send us a quick vid...

A couple of weeks ago we shared an article about the average earnings for a sports instructor being £17k per year. We’d like to again reinforce the importance and value of looking after staff to ensure a positive workforce.

We found this article which is well worth a read.

One thing is certain (and I’m sure you’ll agree), the costs of recruitment, replacing staff and dealing with customer complaints are much higher and more damaging to your business!

What fun and motivational perks do you offer staff? Please share them with us via a short video so we can tell all in next week’s newsletter.

To enable you to pay staff what they deserve, you must get your pricing right and deliver all available Inspire products so that staff are working 37 hrs per week, all year round!

Click here to read more

Franchisee uses physical activity as a strategy to grown business #NationalFitnessDay

Premier’s team in Wigan, Leigh and Bolton took to the training pitch on National Fitness Day ahead of their upcoming footy match against a team of 15 teachers, all from various schools across the borough, many of which they don’t currently work in.

The much anticipated match on the 25th wiill provide the Premier team with a subtle networking opportunity over a cold non-alcoholic beverage(!!!) following the match.

This is another great way to network and demonstrate Premier’s professionalism and passion for physical activity. Maybe they may secure a meeting or two with the non active school!

We’ll let you know how they get on.

Schools Portal Update

The Schools Portal is continuing to be tested by Danny Melling and Andy Heald in the development environment. Once they give us the thumbs up, we will let you know and also provide you with some practical guidance on how you can maximise the benefits of the functionality.

Missed a previous newsletter? Check out our archive...

We thought you would find it useful to create a Weekly News Update archive housing previous newsletters from this academic year.

‘Read more’ to catch up on any news you may have missed.

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